More than 220 UK catering equipment luminaries are right at this moment winging their way into London for tonight’s Catering Insight Awards, in association with Atosa.
The glitzy Bloomsbury Ballroom near Holborn is hosting the black tie extravaganza, starting from 7pm with a drinks reception sponsored by Pentland Wholesale to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
Throughout the reception and for the first section of the ceremony, guests will enjoy close-up illusions from magician, Robert Fox.
Senior executives from distributors, service companies, suppliers, manufacturers and other catering equipment-related companies will then be treated to a deluxe three course meal while the results of this year’s voting will be announced.
Over 160 votes decided this year’s winners, with distributors choosing all the victors of the supplier categories, while suppliers picked the triumphing dealers.
The Catering Insight Twitter feed has already been busy today, and will further ramp up the action tonight. Whether you are attending the awards or not, you can follow all the happenings on the @cateringinsight handle, or by searching #CIAwards18, as we will be live-tweeting all the results.
Trophies to be presented comprise:
Service & Support
Light Equipment, sponsored by The Professional Kitchen Show
Heavy Equipment, sponsored by Commercial Kitchen
Training & Education, sponsored by CESA
Distributor of the Year – South of England, sponsored by Hobart
Distributor of the Year – North of England, sponsored by Blue Seal
Distributor of the Year – Rest of the UK, sponsored by DC Warewashing and Icemaking Systems
Distributor of the Year – Project Management, sponsored by Welbilt
Emerging Distributor of the Year, sponsored by Jestic Foodservice Equipment
Digital Initiative of the Year, sponsored by Hoshizaki
Service & Maintenance Provider of the Year, sponsored by First Choice Group
Distributor of the Year – Nationwide, sponsored by Rational
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Catering Insight Awards is supported by Cedabond.
The night will conclude at the official After-Party at the nearby Sway bar, where more free drinks will get celebrations going with a bang! Catering Insight has reserved the Hide room with its own private bar until the early hours, which is also adjacent to the main bar with DJ, so that guests can get their dancing shoes on.
The biggest industry party of the year is about to start!